HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A lawsuit claims Pennsylvania sends out absentee ballots too late, preventing some people from returning them in time.READ MORE: Doctors Say There Are Multiple Reasons For Spike In Emergency Room Wait Times
The lawsuit by the ACLU and nine voters was filed Tuesday in Commonwealth Court against the governor, top elections officials and leaders of the House and Senate.
The voters say they submitted absentee ballot applications as required by Oct. 30 but received ballots too late to meet the Nov. 2 deadline for submitting them.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications, City Says
The lawsuit claims the absentee ballot system violates state constitutional rights to vote and to equal protection under the law.
The voters want the rules declared unconstitutional and a new deadline established.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the lawsuit will be reviewed. An aide to the top-ranking Senate Republican leader says the suit has no validity.MORE NEWS: Pa. Supreme Court Says Gun Rights Groups Can Sue Municipalities That Enact Gun Safety Laws In Violation Of State's Preemption Laws
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